Today, Denon DJ released the new 1.4 firmware update for their Prime Series family of hardware. This version finalizes some features which have been teased or in beta for some time, and also brings a few unseen features to the table. Highlights include:
Tidal Integration Via Wi-Fi And Wired Connections
Users can now stream music directly to Prime Series hardware from the first of Denon DJ’s streaming partners, Tidal.
Track Preview From Library
On the SC5000 and SC5000M players, users now have the ability to preview a track directly from the library display, without having to load the track.
New Zoneplay Feature For The Zone Output
Prime 4 users will find a significantly improved Zone Output with the new Zoneplay feature. This allows the DJ to send a playlist to a seperate zone or room with a smooth automated crossfade between tracks, and the crossfade time is adjustable.
Expanded Track List (PRIME 4)
In v1.4, PRIME 4 users have the ability to choose between normal or exapnded track list views, with the expanded list nearly doubling the amount of displayed tracks.
Loop In & Out Point Adjustment
DJs can now fine adjust the in and out points of both manual and autoloops using the platter.
In addition, the 1.4 update also brings the following enhancements:
Improved quantized cue and loop triggering
Improved search speed for high volume drives
Forward and backward platter nidge sensitivity is now matched
Quantize state is saved on shutdown and recalled on power-up
Rekordbox import on players now imports playlists in the correct order
Learn more about the update here and check out Denon DJ’s preview video below.
Serato has released Serato DJ Pro 2.3.1, an update that provides support for the Denon DJ PRIME 4 controller and SC5000M media player. Upon updating DJ Pro and the Denon DJ firmware, the units will work as Official Serato Accessories with enhanced functionality like hot cues, FX, and more.
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Prime 4. (Source: Denon DJ)
With their latest firmware update, Denon DJ has brought streaming music to the Prime 4 standalone DJ system. The Prime 4 v1.4 firmware public beta enables internet access via either WiFi or a hardwired connection. Once connected, the controller is able to stream music from TIDAL.
Registered Prime series users and members of the v1.4 public beta will receive a free, 3-month TIDAL HiFi trial subscription.
While streaming is currently limited to the Prime 4, Denon DJ plans on bringing this feature to the SC5000 and SC5000M standalone media players in the near future.
Watch Mojaxx‘s first look below.
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Watch above on this week’s Tips and Tricks.
Source: Denon DJ
Denon DJ has announced that its Prime series hardware will soon be internet-capable and integrated with a variety of music streaming services. That means that, for the first time ever, DJs will be able to stream music directly from DJ hardware without a laptop.
The following streaming platforms will be integrated: SoundCloud Go+, TIDAL, the newly launched Beatport LINK service, as well as Beatport and DJcity’s forthcoming service Beatsource LINK.
Denon DJ’s Creative Director, Paul Dakeyne, said in the press release:
“With both Wi-Fi and physical internet connection now engaged across the Prime Series hardware, plus access to the huge amount of digital music content from the industry’s premier streaming services, DJs no longer need a laptop computer. This changes everything – right here, right now!”
The Beatport LINK integration will also introduce the first-ever service that enables DJs to store tracks directly on DJ hardware and play them offline. Offline storage will be made available as part of two forthcoming plans: Beatport LINK PRO, which will allow DJs to save up to 50 tracks, and Beatport LINK PRO+, which will allow DJs to save up to 100 tracks.
Beatsource is a forthcoming music service from Beatport and DJcity for open-format DJs. It will include an a la carte download service and the Beatsource LINK streaming service, the latter of which will be integrated into Denon DJ’s Prime series hardware.
Denon DJ’s streaming integrations will be rolled out via firmware updates starting in summer.
Denon DJ has released a number of updates for its Prime Series hardware and accompanying Engine Prime music management software.
– Direct import of rekordbox playlists, hot cues, and memory loops to Engine Prime
– Speed improvements for Serato, iTunes, and Traktor imports
– On-player editing of crates and playlists
– Musical key change and key sync feature
– Increased pitch slider resolution
– Updated StagelinQ support for full integration with SoundSwitch 1.9 for lighting control
Denon also released the version 1.2 firmware for the X1800 Prime mixer. It includes improvements for adjustable brightness and screensaver mode, new microphone utility settings, and tap-tempo flexibility.
The updates are available now from Denon’s download page.
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